Jockey Profile

As of 08.23.17

John R. Velazquez

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Racing achievements and Top 100 Rankings include North American (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico) Thoroughbred races only.

Career Honors

Hall of Fame - 2012

Eclipse Award Outstanding Jockey - 2005

Eclipse Award Outstanding Jockey - 2004


2017 Statistics
Starts: 590
Firsts: 124
Seconds: 83
Thirds: 81
Earnings: $13,291,068
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $22,527
*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)
Career Statistics:
Starts: 31,732
Firsts: 5,766
Seconds: 4,653
Thirds: 4,152
Earnings: $369,341,945
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $11,639
Earnings/Wins Rankings


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Ranked #5 of 1,423 Jockeys with $12.09 Million in Earnings in 2017

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Statistics By Year
Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings All Starts
2017 590 124 83 81 $13,291,068 View
2016 1,029 196 140 136 $18,597,181 View
2015 1,001 193 147 135 $20,394,627 View
2014 927 166 144 113 $19,486,658 View
2013 929 178 160 134 $19,364,851 View
2012 979 188 130 117 $19,877,851 View
2011 1,223 248 174 175 $18,622,974 View
2010 1,192 239 183 157 $16,743,328 View
2009 1,160 204 152 142 $13,069,881 View
2008 1,179 216 166 157 $14,734,385 View
2007 1,128 199 161 150 $18,059,713 View
2006 947 218 165 112 $15,569,828 View
2005 1,149 250 177 146 $20,814,923 View
2004 1,327 334 222 181 $22,220,261 View
2003 1,313 306 194 175 $15,463,963 View
2002 1,394 289 221 185 $16,361,445 View
2001 1,411 305 220 166 $15,073,790 View
2000 1,082 200 189 131 $10,794,678 View
1999 1,430 259 216 214 $10,948,255 View
1998 1,360 230 204 196 $10,689,191 View
1997 1,280 181 167 177 $7,113,565 View
1996 1,362 212 204 172 $9,185,658 View
1995 1,226 198 164 156 $6,854,700 View
1994 1,087 142 168 148 $4,878,356 View
1993 980 131 135 126 $3,528,726 View
1992 947 100 131 116 $3,187,942 View
1991 1,137 152 122 131 $3,597,143 View
1990 970 109 114 126 $2,085,882 View

Current Entries

Saratoga - 8/23/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
2 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Destin Todd Pletcher
3 Maiden Special Weight TB Machismo Todd Pletcher
5 Starter Allowance TB Northern Wesley Ward
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Zap Zap Zap Todd Pletcher
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Le Pin (IRE) Todd Pletcher
7 Maiden Special Weight TB Tapella Todd Pletcher
9 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Leaveematthegate Leah Gyarmati

Saratoga - 8/24/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
5 Claiming TB Industrial Policy Mark Casse
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Table for Six Ralph Nicks
8 Allowance TB T Loves a Fight Michelle Nevin
9 Riskaverse Stakes TB Cherry Lodge Todd Pletcher

Saratoga - 8/25/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
2 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Samadi Sky Robert Barbara
5 Funny Cide Stakes TB What a Catch Todd Pletcher
6 Maiden Claiming TB Grandpa's Arianna George Weaver
7 Yaddo Stakes TB Flipcup William Mott
8 Seeking the Ante Stakes TB One Last Cast Todd Pletcher
9 West Point S. Presented by Trustco Bank TB Get Jets Anthony Dutrow

Saratoga - 8/26/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
1 Maiden Special Weight TB Hazit Todd Pletcher
2 Allowance TB Son of a Saint Todd Pletcher
5 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Profiteer Claude McGaughey III
7 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (Gr. 1) TB Distinta Todd Pletcher
8 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (Gr. 1) TB Coal Front Todd Pletcher
9 Forego Stakes (Gr. 1) TB Awesome Slew Mark Casse
11 Travers S. Presented by NYRA Bets (Gr. 1) TB Always Dreaming Todd Pletcher
12 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes (Gr. 2) TB Time and Motion James Toner

Current Results

Saratoga - 8/23/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
2 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Destin 1 Todd Pletcher  
3 Maiden Special Weight TB Machismo 4 Todd Pletcher  
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Le Pin (IRE) 6 Todd Pletcher  
7 Maiden Special Weight TB Tapella 3 Todd Pletcher  
9 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Leaveematthegate 9 Leah Gyarmati  

Saratoga - 8/21/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Vintage Matters 5 Michael Dickinson
9 Claiming TB Conquest Sandman 6 Michael Maker

Saratoga - 8/20/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Coach Rocks 6 Dale Romans
10 Claiming TB Ventry Bay 1 Wesley Ward

Saratoga - 8/19/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
4 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Hello Don Julio 1 Michael Dilger
5 Maiden Special Weight TB Super Sermon 3 Todd Pletcher
7 Allowance TB Chastise 1 Todd Pletcher
9 Alabama Stakes (Gr. 1) TB Holy Helena 8 James Jerkens
10 Maiden Special Weight TB Assertive 10 Todd Pletcher

Saratoga - 8/18/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
4 Skidmore Stakes TB El Dulce 2 Todd Pletcher
6 Allowance TB Caviar Czar (IRE) 1 Todd Pletcher
7 Maiden Special Weight TB Commandeering 2 Todd Pletcher
9 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Eila 3 Ralph Nicks

Saratoga - 8/17/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
2 Maiden Claiming TB Brooklyn Speights 6 Wesley Ward
3 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Thebigfundamental 1 Todd Pletcher
8 Union Avenue Stakes TB Clipthecouponannie 5 Todd Pletcher

Saratoga - 8/16/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
3 Allowance TB Fire Away 3 Claude McGaughey III
9 Bolton Landing Stakes TB Sugar Queen 3 Todd Pletcher

Top 20 Horses

Horse Sex Earnings Best Win (Race Class) Best Win (Race Name)
English Channel Horse $5,051,091 Grade 1 Winner John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf
Wise Dan Gelding $4,895,120 Grade 1 Winner Breeders' Cup Mile
Roses in May Horse $4,716,500 Grade 1 Winner Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup
Ashado Mare $3,116,440 Grade 1 Winner Breeders' Cup Distaff Presented by NexTel
Always Dreaming Colt $2,320,600 Grade 1 Winner Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands
Honey Ryder Mare $2,239,030 Grade 1 Winner E. P. Taylor S.
Stephanie's Kitten Mare $2,238,423 Grade 1 Winner Flower Bowl S.
Quality Road Horse $2,200,000 Grade 1 Winner Woodward S.
Neolithic Colt $2,110,828 N/A N/A
Flower Alley Horse $2,012,250 Grade 1 Winner Travers S.
Point of Entry Horse $1,912,500 Grade 1 Winner Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S.
Harlan's Holiday Horse $1,816,100 Grade 1 Winner Donn H.
Magna Graduate Horse $1,715,749 Grade 2 Winner Clark H.
Main Sequence Gelding $1,650,000 Grade 1 Winner Longines Breeders' Cup Turf
Animal Kingdom Horse $1,640,600 Grade 1 Winner Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands
Verrazano Horse $1,616,300 Grade 1 Winner William Hill Haskell Invitational S.
Uncle Mo Horse $1,606,000 Grade 1 Winner Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Tonalist Horse $1,605,000 Grade 1 Winner Jockey Club Gold Cup S.
Storm Flag Flying Mare $1,536,180 Grade 1 Winner Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
Carpe Diem Horse $1,519,800 Grade 1 Winner Toyota Blue Grass S.



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